Israel rearrests Palestinian lawyer Mohammad Allan

Israel rearrests Palestinian lawyer Mohammad Allan
Israeli authorities on Wednesday rearrested Mohammad Allan, the Palestinian lawyer and activist who recently ended a 65 day hunger strike.
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16 September, 2015
Graffiti depicts 31-year-old Palestinian Mohammad Allan who is held by Israel without trial [AFP/Getty]
Israel's occupation forces have rearrested Palestinian lawyer Mohammad Allan after he was released from an Israeli hospital.

The Palestinian Prisoners Club confirmed on Wednesday Allan's arrest.

Qadoura Fares, head of the Palestinian Prisoner's Club, the main group representing Palestinians in Israeli prisons, said in a press release: "Arresting the detainee Mohammad Allan who was on a [hunger] strike for two months is a theatre performance by the occupation's military prosecutor and the so-called Justice Supreme Court."

Mohammad Allan was on hunger strike for 65 days to protest against his administrative detention. Israel's Supreme Court suspended his detention order and released him while he received medical care last month, but did not address what would happen to him if he would recover.

Israeli authorities routinely hold Palestinians without charge, a practice known as administrative detention.

Israel also passed a law in July that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on a life-threatening hunger strike.

Allan, who is a lawyer, lapsed into a coma on August 14 before emerging from it four days later, but doctors said he had suffered some brain damage.

Israelss Justice Ministry offered to set him free if he agrees to be sent into exile for four years but the offer was refused.